So, you are loving your maternity leave and would like to extend it? This post is all about the ins and outs of extending your maternity leave so that you can get the time off that you want. As always, let’s have a quick recap on what maternity leave actually is. Let’s have a quickContinue reading “I love maternity leave. Can I extend how much time I have off?”
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Can you start Maternity Leave after your due date?
Can maternity leave start after my due date? Your maternity leave start date is one of the most important dates on your maternity leave calendar. Picking a maternity leave start date that is too early can leave you short on time and money. This is especially important if the baby is late. On the otherContinue reading “Can you start Maternity Leave after your due date?”
Maternity Leave & Maternity Pay – are they the same thing?
Are you confused by Maternity Leave and Maternity Pay? You know sort of what it means but you aren’t 100% sure. Here’s my essential guide to the differences between the two. What is Maternity Leave? Maternity Leave in the UK is a legally protected period away from work and is equal across the UK, soContinue reading “Maternity Leave & Maternity Pay – are they the same thing?”
Should You Start Maternity Leave Early If You Work in an Office?
When Can I Go On Maternity Leave? Tired of sitting down all day and waiting for the baby to come? If you work in an office it can be tempting to start maternity leave early. This can be true for many, even when there are no health reasons telling you to. Long commutes, uncomfortable workingContinue reading “Should You Start Maternity Leave Early If You Work in an Office?”
How to survive Maternity Leave when you are used to a high salary
How to Survive Maternity Leave Financially How to Survive Maternity Leave financially. One of the biggest challenges, when you are used to a high salary, is that Maternity Pay doesn’t even come close to what you are used to earning. Even if your employer pays you more than Statutory Maternity Pay, it’s still not goingContinue reading “How to survive Maternity Leave when you are used to a high salary”
The Surprising Reasons Not to Buy Lots for Your Baby
One of the biggest challenges with having a baby is knowing what to buy for your baby’s nursery. Most lists and planners out there are provided by baby retailers just trying to sell you stuff all the time. They don’t narrow down what you really need. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement ofContinue reading “The Surprising Reasons Not to Buy Lots for Your Baby”
How to Save Money for Maternity Leave
Have you been wondering how to save money for maternity leave? Everyone is probably nagging you at the moment about making sure you have enough money and making sure you understand how long you safely have off work. If so, you’ll love this blog post: How to Save Money for Maternity Leave. In it you’llContinue reading “How to Save Money for Maternity Leave”
How Long Can I Have for Maternity Leave?
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Deciding how long you should have for Maternity Leave is up there with some of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Balancing up between staying with your family and making sure there is a decent income to support them is tough! This article is perfect forContinue reading “How Long Can I Have for Maternity Leave?”
10 Ways to Get Your Maternity Pay to Last Longer
Maternity Leave in the UK is one of the lowest paid maternity leave periods in the world. So you have already started maternity leave and you haven’t had the chance to take a look at your finances? If you haven’t had the chance to look at this article, it’s a good place to start. ItContinue reading “10 Ways to Get Your Maternity Pay to Last Longer”
10 Reasons Why You Need a Maternity Leave Money Plan
Imagine if you had a maternity leave calculator to help you make some informed decisions about Maternity Leave? Wouldn’t it be great if it could tell you month by month what your financial situation would be? What about if it could tell you exactly how much money you needed to save? And to make itContinue reading “10 Reasons Why You Need a Maternity Leave Money Plan”